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Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 1984-06-27


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, Friend Of The Devil, Little Red Rooster, Cumberland Blues, My Brother Esau, Loser, Let It Grow Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Why Don't We Do It In The Road*-> Drums-> Morning Dew-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Merriweather Post Pavilion
Location Columbia, MD

Source SBD> MC> C> DAT> CDRx1> EAC> SHN

Notes

SBD> MC> C> DAT> CDRx1> EAC> SHN; Mastered, ripped, encoded and posted by Skankweed to abgd

Reviews

Reviewer: sydthecat2 - - June 12, 2007
Subject: Hey now!
Just heard the other soundboard on the site. It's better! Listen to it! Pay no Attention to that cat behind the curtain.!
Reviewer: JRimLik - - February 8, 2006
Subject: What Happened?!?!
Can someone please tell me what the f--- happened to this website? What is this streaming crap, we used to be able to download these shows! This is garbage, this website is nearly useless now. The Dead always have been for free, what is this Nazi behavior and whose brilliant idea was this to screw up thisa website and take away the downloads.
Reviewer: eyezoftheworld - - January 2, 2006
Subject: not sure of the whole picture.....
well, i didnt listen to the whole show yet.... BUT the jack straw is complete shit. will finish my review after i listen to a few more tunes. okay i finished set 1... let it grow is usually one of my favorite songs and it sounds pretty well PLAYED. i think brent's voice is poop usually and then on top of bobby's voice being messed up... ive heard better versions of this tune with donna, but the jam after LIG is FATTY. this is some decent playing by the boys though with phil hiding his love away. the set 2 opener helpslipfrank is one of my favorite set openers. this version is not bad. pretty spacey versions. frank gets annoying after jerry forgets a verse then brent sings in his advertisement/porno voice. the intro to estimated sounds really stupid. i cant review this show anymore. too much shit wrong with it! the playing is tighter then a lot of 70s shows, but lacks the energy, intensity, and feeling. give it a try, see what you think.
Reviewer: 123ibt - - May 28, 2005
Subject: Jammin'
One of my favorite shows of '84. Help-Slip-Frank was the best I ever saw. Really well done Eyes. personally not a big fan of the fast Eyes done in mid 80's but this one rocked. Powerful Dew and sweet Brokedown to end it. Show even had the novelty of Do it in the Road. 2nd set very long... First night at the venue was fun too but not near the quality of show as this one...
Reviewer: fireonshakedownstreet - - February 3, 2005
Subject: Completely Unfair
I love 1984. Jerry was by now completely into his big junky phase and it was taking a huge toll and his body, but this is arguably his best playing. Bobby was at the peak of his powers as a frontman. Brent was adding new tones, but still keeping it straighforward. Phil was just booming the entire year. And Mickey and Billy were still nice and tight. This show is a perfect example of the power of 1984.
The Jackie is the Bomb. Everything is just so in sync. This is one of the deepest FOTD I have heard
Jerry and Brent really get into it on their solos.
Rooster has a nice menacing edge to it and Bobby's vocal is so laid back. The Cumberland is straight out of 1972, huge solos by Jerry; you gotta get up and dance to it. Oh Esau. Bobby at it again. In the early 80s there was no better frontman in all RocknRoll. The rap at the end is beautiful. The Loser is heavy with some nice turns by Jerry. Let It Grow is brutal. The entire band goes into warp speed led by the Fat Man.
The Second Set of this thing is mandatory Grateful Dead listening and some of the best live music ever played. Help>Slip>Franklins is unreal. Jerry and the entire band are on fire. The Slip is some serious deep space jamming with Jerry ripping with that 84 speed. The Franklins is so upbeat and has some amazing solos and vocal work by Jerry. One of the all time versions. The Estimated>Eyes is out of this world and are both deep versions that explore every possibility. Do it in the Road is hilarious. Then of course there is THE DEW and it is massive with Jerry pouring his heart out in both his playing and vocals. Throwing Stones>NFA is one of the definitive versions. And a sweet Brokedown to end it.
This is a perfect show. Beautiful sound quality. Even Jerry being in a Persian Haze, could not stop the Juggernaut that was the Grateful Dead in 1984.
MANDATORY LISTENING
Peace
david
Reviewer: weehawk - - December 1, 2004
Subject: smokin'
This was one of my favorite Dead shows ever, and the third one I saw. We hung out pretty far in the back near the top of the bowl. The Jack Straw opener came out strong, but the rest of the first set was pretty uneventful. After a long break, the second set started strong and just kept building. Franklin's Tower busted loose, and so did the crowd. The highlight was definately the Morning Dew. Jerry's high notes swept up all the loose ends from a dreamy space and the whole place got into a rockin' groove. NFA lingered all through the enthralling Brokedown, and the energy stayed high even when the lights came up. We all hopped and bounced out to the lot with wide grins.
Reviewer: The Bopper - - September 4, 2004
Subject: video
A video of the first set exists, recorded by Willy. Should be able to find it using the further software.
Reviewer: Jack Straw from Carolina - - August 23, 2004
Subject: Good Show
This is really a very fine show. Don't let Jerry's voice (quite raspy at times) distract you from the confident playing and consistent quality - rare in 84 shows.
Reviewer: kine2b - - July 2, 2004
Subject: drums @ 11:00mins...
i was under the pavilion and it was the loudest feedback i've ever heard the grateful dead do ...i think healy was trying to impress the bear
Reviewer: bangsezmax - - July 2, 2004
Subject: Powerful stuff here
I was at this show and have listened to the 2nd set tape many, many times at it is a killer (I remember the 1st set as being kinda lackluster, but I'll listen again to this board and see).
The Help/Slip/Franklin's builds up momentum nicely, and they're ripping by the time Franklin's ends. Why Don't We Do It In the Road (the 1st ever) was a mind-blowing surprise. The Morning Dew out of space is thunderous-- Brent (he and Jerry steal the show this night) keeps making that awesome B3 roar towards the end -- incredible. And the Not Fade Away set closer here rocks as hard as any I've ever heard.

Great mid-80s Dead. Check the 2nd set out, you won't be disappointed.
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